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Mittens didn't win.

 

In an enormously shocking turn of events, Dick Morris was incredibly wrong.

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In an enormously shocking turn of events, Dick Morris was incredibly wrong.

 

 

Ouch.  

 

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post #723 of 1062
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Unless Mitt Romney fathered a child out of wedlock with a crack whore, this race is over.  

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To save time, assume I know everything.

 

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post #724 of 1062

I know all you republicans are hurting but you have the best chance for 2016. Just get Christie on a tread mill to lose a 100 lbs. If he can simply focus on his own health and make the effort to be the best he can be then America could get behind a moderate republican like him. I might vote for him if he lost 100 lbs because losing weight would demonstrate his willingness to devote all his effort to a worthwhile cause which would be very transferrable to the political landscape. We need to admire our candidates which is why Romney lost. He did not have the respect of the modern urban citizen, the latino or women. Christie as a big fat guy will not win either, but a trim lean and mean moderate Christie would win by a landslide,

 

You guys need to learn, super right wing philosophy is not going to get it done in the modern era. When are you going  to realize that women and people of color are the new mainstream which you need to embrace. Your good old boy network is toast.

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post #725 of 1062

Nate Silver was 100% correct.

 

 

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post #726 of 1062

From xkcd:

 

 

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post #727 of 1062

But hang on!

 

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Nate Silver is about to have trouble ever finding another job.  He certainly hasn't been "pretty close every time."  He was very close ONE time...in 2008.   

 

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Nate Silver was 100% correct.

 

 

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But, but, all those polling numbers he was aggregating were pathetic and desperate.  They were based on likely voter screens that were literally insane. He was spinning bedtime stories to sooth the frayed nerves of increasingly hysterical liberals, who couldn't deal with the idea that their lord and master was revealed as a hollow failure, and that the good people of America were to resoundingly reject his relentless efforts to destroy our way of life by the terrible dark majiks of socialism.  Also, Mitt probably would have won if he had spent more time railing against the vast conspiracy to cover up not saying the word "terrorist" fast enough, which was one of the worst scandals ever if only the liberal media hadn't buried it.

 

It's one thing to expect your guy to win.  But this time a lot of the right (and a lot of folks right here) went all in on the distressingly frequent Republican separate reality thing, loudly declaring that the polls were rigged, the media was in the bag, Silver was a crypto-gay con man and Romney was going to kick ass.

 

And I wish that now that we know that the polls were pretty much dead on, maybe there could be a little reflection on the efficacy of simply denying anything that doesn't flatter your sensibilities. And perhaps how that actually points to the larger problem the Republican party is facing and will face, in increasingly dire measure, in the years to come, unless they change it up.  But it doesn't look very likely.

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I'm just so happy that Romney was defeated.  America dodged a bullet on this election. We don't need any radical religious extremists in positions of power in our government.

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But, but, all those polling numbers he was aggregating were pathetic and desperate.  They were based on likely voter screens that were literally insane. He was spinning bedtime stories to sooth the frayed nerves of increasingly hysterical liberals, who couldn't deal with the idea that their lord and master was revealed as a hollow failure, and that the good people of America were to resoundingly reject his relentless efforts to destroy our way of life by the terrible dark majiks of socialism.  Also, Mitt probably would have won if he had spent more time railing against the vast conspiracy to cover up not saying the word "terrorist" fast enough, which was one of the worst scandals ever if only the liberal media hadn't buried it.

 

It's one thing to expect your guy to win.  But this time a lot of the right (and a lot of folks right here) went all in on the distressingly frequent Republican separate reality thing, loudly declaring that the polls were rigged, the media was in the bag, Silver was a crypto-gay con man and Romney was going to kick ass.

 

And I wish that now that we know that the polls were pretty much dead on, maybe there could be a little reflection on the efficacy of simply denying anything that doesn't flatter your sensibilities. And perhaps how that actually points to the larger problem the Republican party is facing and will face, in increasingly dire measure, in the years to come, unless they change it up.  But it doesn't look very likely.

That was beautiful to read.  Yes, Republicans need to live in an evidence-based reality--and when we tell them that, they need to stop asking what qualifies as actual evidence.  

 

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Mitt Romney is going to win the election.  Granted, that is the outcome I want.  But this prediction is based on empirical and anecdotal data.  When one looks that data, one can see that any other outcome is very unlikely.  

 

The List (which is my own...not copied).

 

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Very insightful analysis. You are an impressive scholar.

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Dave your savior Romney lost. face it now you have Obama to lead us into a more hopeful economy and make the U.S. once again a great country to live in.It shows all the money in the world and Romney still lost with all his clandestine moves he made with his campaign and lies .
 

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You live in a fucking dream world.  Romney is winning every state McCain won plus Florida, North Carolina, Indiana and Virginia.  He's also ahead in CO.  He's tied in WI and MI, which means in reality he's got a 2-3 point lead since he's the challenger.  OH is within 1-2 points.  PA is the low single digits, with two polls showing Romney leading.  He's even within mid single digits in freaking Minnesota.  And Obama's job approval is down 7 points in 3 days.  Romney's favorability is now better than Obama's.  Obama's advantage with women is gone (it's tied...it was 16 points a month ago).  Romney leads independents by nearly 20 points.  

 

A Romney victory is even more likely now than when I created this thread.  He's going to get over 300 electoral votes, probably near 320.  

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NC, come Monday, looked out of reach unfortunately, but otherwise pretty accurate. lol.gif You on the other hand need to start thinking more. I hope this opens your eyes that you're as equally wrong on GW as you've been here. Facts matter. Drop the spin and wake up. The same goes to most of your party too.  

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Dave your savior Romney lost. face it now you have Obama to lead us into a more hopeful economy and make the U.S. once again a great country to live in.It shows all the money in the world and Romney still lost with all his clandestine moves he made with his campaign and lies .
 

 

I hope for all of our sakes that this is what happens.

 

Nice to see that you can be gracious in victory.

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And the world sighs with relief that your prediction was wrong.

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And the world sighs with relief that your prediction was wrong.

 

If the world is sighing about anything, I think it's the fact that it's over.  One way or the other, it's over.  1wink.gif

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Next stop — looking at the numerical data and other facts that show global warming is a thing, and a thing caused by human emissions of CO2 ... then maybe the numerical data and other facts that support that facts that cutting taxes don't magically cause growth in an economy.

 

I can dream.

 

What will happen is some kind of rationalisation (possibly a conspiracy) and then business as usual from a subsection of vocal rightwing Americans who prefer faith to facts.

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Very insightful analysis. You are an impressive scholar.

 

I would like to see this data.

 

 

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post #739 of 1062

Meh, outcome was expected.  Anyone who thought Romney would win was likely smoking some (now legal in a couple states) fine herbs.... 

 

I told you guys, Mitt Romney has the charisma of a rock.  Barack Obama is the kind of guy you want to have a beer with, as was George Bush (Jr), as was Bill Clinton.

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I told you guys, Mitt Romney has the charisma of a rock.

 

That may be true.

 

 

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Barack Obama is the kind of guy you want to have a beer with...

 

That not so much.

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post #741 of 1062

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, geeks and slackers, Mr. Data Cruncher himself was the guest on The Daily Show.

 

Yep.  Nate Silver:

 

http://www.thedailyshow.com

 

 

 

Oh, and you can enjoy some raw footage from Fox News, starring the Nobel-worthy Dick Morris, Karl Rove and of course the standard fare: Megyn and some unnamed guy and the Three Stooges of Morning, Fox and Friends.

 

A major theme running through the show was, uh, well, who would win the election and who got that right and wrong and why things didn't turn out the way they were supposed to.

 

The party of personal responsibility refused to take responsibility for losing the election.  It was their fault (everybody not in that party).


Edited by Bergermeister - 11/8/12 at 6:48am

 

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I've heard the US election total cost will come to $6.2 billion. What a fiasco in a world where so many people are penniless.

 

Here's a link showing $6 billion- 

 

 

"Earlier this year, the Center for Responsive Politics estimated that the 2012 election would cost $5.8 billion -- an estimate that already made it the most expensive in history -- but with less than a week to go before the election, CRP is revising the estimate upwards. According to CRP’s new analysis of Federal Election Commission data, this election will likely cost $6 billion. 
 
The most significant difference compared with earlier cycles is the unprecedented money being raised and spent by outside - and ostensibly independent - organizations, which we are predicting will spend more than $970 million."
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I've heard the US election total cost will come to $6.2 billion. What a fiasco in a world where so many people are penniless.

 

Here's a link showing $6 billion- 

 

 

"Earlier this year, the Center for Responsive Politics estimated that the 2012 election would cost $5.8 billion -- an estimate that already made it the most expensive in history -- but with less than a week to go before the election, CRP is revising the estimate upwards. According to CRP’s new analysis of Federal Election Commission data, this election will likely cost $6 billion. 
 
The most significant difference compared with earlier cycles is the unprecedented money being raised and spent by outside - and ostensibly independent - organizations, which we are predicting will spend more than $970 million."


But surely all that money will "trickle down" to the masses from the media that benefited directly from the spending, right? Republicans can just look at this as a supply-side stimulus, akin to a tax break for the rich media companies. Right? RIGHT?

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"Oh dear. Mitt Romney really wanted fireworks to go off if he was elected president – so his campaign spent $25,000 on a display that was never used, the Boston Globe reports:

 

 

Mitt Romney had planned to celebrate his election as the nation’s 45th president with an eight-minute fireworks display over Boston Harbor.

The same company that does some of the illuminations for Boston’s Fourth of July celebration was poised to ignite fireworks within view of Romney’s party at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center to celebrate a win over President Obama.

A permit filed with the City of Boston said the detonation could occur any time between 7pm Tuesday, just after the first polls closed, and 12.30am Wednesday, which ended up being just before Romney conceded the race."

~ http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/08/republican-civil-war-2016-candidates-live

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post #745 of 1062

Classy.

 

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Classy.

Pot, meet Kettle.  

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Pot, meet Kettle.  
Still testy. Stage 2: Anger.

 

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Not at all, BR. Disappointed. Sad. But not angry.
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post #749 of 1062

So the "how about you go **** yourself?" had nothing to do with your worldview being shattered?  

 

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So the "how about you go **** yourself?" had nothing to do with your worldview being shattered?  

 

Save time.  Assume he knows everything.

 

Except reality.

 

I find it funny that someone who screams from the rafters that they are correct can be so ignorant of the real world.  


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This famous picture says it all-

 

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post #752 of 1062

Sorry Mittens money could not buy your presidency.Your lies did not help either and thinking minorities don't count was complete dumbness on your part.
 

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Just read through Mittens' homepage...  

 

As the 20th January falls on a sunday, the plan was to have a private swearing-in ceremony with the Chief Justice, followed by all major events on Monday the 21st.

 

Eisenhower and Reagan both went with this style.

 

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/07/romneys_transition_site.html

 

Any idea what Obama plans to do?

 

What do people here feel?  

 

 

Personally, I say go with Sunday for the whole shebang.  


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post #754 of 1062

Maybe SDW was right all along? -

 

"Many things went wrong with Romney's campaign for president, but one of the biggest was the epic failure of the campaign's big-data app for getting out the vote, called Orca. When the campaign needed it most, Orca was beached.

 

"Working primarily as a web developer, I had some serious questions. Things like 'Has this been stress tested?', 'Is there redundancy in place?' and 'What steps have been taken to combat a coordinated DDOS attack or the like?', among others. These types of questions were brushed aside (truth be told, they never took one of my questions). They assured us that the system had been relentlessly tested and would be a tremendous success."

 

"So, the end result was that 30,000+ of the most active and fired-up volunteers were wandering around confused and frustrated when they could have been doing anything else to help. Like driving people to the polls, phone-banking, walking door-to-door, etc. We lost by fairly small margins in Florida, Virginia, Ohio and Colorado. If this had worked could it have closed the gap? I sure hope not for my sanity's sake."

http://blogs.computerworld.com/governmentindustries/21310/inside-look-behind-romneys-loss-epic-failure-its-orca-big-data-app

 

"The whole point of this system was we were supposed to be able to identify who in these precincts had not turned out, who were our supporters," said one source of the system, which was built at a "substantial" cost. The idea behind it was to use pre-canned, targeted messages to push the voters who hadn't yet cast a ballot, one of the most basic aspects of Election Day GOTV, which is knowing which supporters have already voted and who still needs to be part of a pull operation."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/romneys-fail-whale-orca-the-votetracker-149098.html

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post #755 of 1062

The GOP blame game, today's summary:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/09/conservatives-mitt-romney-presidential-election_n_2099504.html

 

Stay tuned!  New mind-numbing episodes coming soon!

 

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It's one thing to expect your guy to win.  But this time a lot of the right (and a lot of folks right here) went all in on the distressingly frequent Republican separate reality thing, loudly declaring that the polls were rigged, the media was in the bag, Silver was a crypto-gay con man and Romney was going to kick ass.

 

And I wish that now that we know that the polls were pretty much dead on, maybe there could be a little reflection on the efficacy of simply denying anything that doesn't flatter your sensibilities. And perhaps how that actually points to the larger problem the Republican party is facing and will face, in increasingly dire measure, in the years to come, unless they change it up.  But it doesn't look very likely.

 

I think what happened is that the political leaders on the right as well as the right-wing pundits live in a very insulated world.    The ones we see on TV are rich, part of an elite group, male dominated (in spite of the female pundits on Fox) and they only talk to each other.    So when everyone you know feels the same way you extrapolate that to the whole country and thereby completely misinterpret what's going on.  That's why the polls seemed wrong to them.

 

I think people in New York City make the same mistake.   (Nothing against NYC, I live here).    NYC did relatively well during the recent and past recessions because the economy here is so diverse, even with the big Wall Street and bank layoffs after the financial crash.   So we don't see the suffering in the rest of the country as much as others do and we wonder what all the fuss is about.  We don't see shuttered office buildings (except now, because of the floods) or lots of empty retail.    While there are many poor people in NYC, we also see former ghettos being increasingly gentrified and property values rising.   

 

The problem with the newscasters and pundits getting it wrong is that they let their desire to see Romney elected get in the way of the facts.  Because the math of the election was incredibly obvious (see below).   But the even bigger problem is their perception of what happened.    I have heard repeatedly on Fox something to the effect of "half the country, including most minorities are takers, not makers, and those are the people who voted for Obama".   

I resent that comment and I also think it's racist (aside from being incredibly dumb).   In their world, if you voted for Obama, you're a taker and want the Government to supply you with things that you don't deserve at a cost to other taxpayers.   And most of those takers are non-white ethnic groups.    They still don't get it and until they do get it, they're not going to win any national elections.  

 

One of their problems is that what you need to do to win a local House election, where districts are so gerrymandered that you can appeal to one group and win,  is far different than what you need to do to win a national election with a diverse populace.   The other problem is that you have to be far more conservative to win the primary than the national election, but if you do that, as Romney did, it makes you appear to be a flip-flopper (although Romney was obviously less conservative than the Michelle Bachmanns of the world). 

 

Personally, I thought Mitt Romney conceded the election when he made that comment about how 47% of Americans would vote for Obama no matter what.    Because if that were true, then Mitt would have to win 95% of the 53% in order to win and that was going to be impossible for anyone of any party.     If I were at that fundraiser event, I would have walked out without contributing because it would have been obvious to me that Romney couldn't win.

 

Also, if you analyzed state-by-state, which I did here pages back, it was very obvious that Obama would win because aside from Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia and Iowa, Obama had 257 and only needed 13 to win.    So even giving Florida to Romney, the only way Obama could have lost was if he had lost Ohio, Virginia and either Iowa or Colorado and that was never going to happen - he was never going to lose three out of those four states.  Nate Silver got it right because he did the math.  I got it right because I did the math.   

 

The  Republicans lost for one simple reason:   they alienated just about everyone except angry, older white guys.    (Except I'm an older white guy and they even alienated me.  And I'm angry, but it's the Republicans who make me angry.)   Romney alienated (some people will be in more than one group):

- 47% of the country for obvious reasons

- anyone who doesn't consider a minority to not be a real American

- women who don't want the Government controlling their bodies.

- women who don't feel that rape is "God's gift"

- public union workers, such as police, firefighters and teachers

- anyone collecting social security or Medicare

- anyone who is getting paid so little that they don't pay Federal income taxes

- those who feel that rich people should pay taxes at the levels they paid under Nixon or Reagan. 

- those who feel that it's unfair that capital gains tax is 14%, but a middle class worker might be paying 23% on their salary.

- anyone who believes in man-made global warming

- anyone who believes in Darwin and evolution (and most Science)

- anyone who believes in fact checking

- dog lovers

 

It doesn't matter whether people who believe the above things have it right or wrong.    What matters is that if you alienate all of the above, there's not a lot of voters left.   Considering all that, Romney actually did quite well...half the country voted for him. 

 

But if the Republicans couldn't win against Obama in this tough economy, how are they going to win against another Democrat, especially a white one,  if the economy improves?   If the Republicans want to win future elections, they have to be more inclusive and less insulated and they can't be listening to Tea Party extremists or even conservative Christians who want to impose their religious view on the entire country. Purity doesn't work if you lose every election because of it.    The Republicans should have learned that in 1964 from Barry Goldwater and the country was a lot less diverse then.   

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"The whole point of this system was we were supposed to be able to identify who in these precincts had not turned out, who were our supporters," said one source of the system, which was built at a "substantial" cost. The idea behind it was to use pre-canned, targeted messages to push the voters who hadn't yet cast a ballot, one of the most basic aspects of Election Day GOTV, which is knowing which supporters have already voted and who still needs to be part of a pull operation."

http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/11/romneys-fail-whale-orca-the-votetracker-149098.html

 

I don't get it.  How would any system know whether anyone voted yet or not?    While the Board of Elections knows that by my signing the book, is that information public?

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So the "how about you go **** yourself?" had nothing to do with your worldview being shattered?  

 

My worldview?  LOL.  No, that's quite fine, thanks.  Sometimes you don't need to read anything into a statement.  :) 

 

 

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So the "how about you go **** yourself?" had nothing to do with your worldview being shattered?  

 

Save time.  Assume he knows everything.

 

Except reality.

 

I find it funny that someone who screams from the rafters that they are correct can be so ignorant of the real world.  

 

I find it funny that you feel qualified to judge me and what I know about the "real world."  You're probably 17 years old for **** 's sake.  

I can only please one person per day.  Today is not your day.  Tomorrow doesn't look good either.  
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So the "how about you go **** yourself?" had nothing to do with your worldview being shattered?  

 

My worldview?  LOL.  No, that's quite fine, thanks.  Sometimes you don't need to read anything into a statement.  :) 

 

 

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So the "how about you go **** yourself?" had nothing to do with your worldview being shattered?  

 

Save time.  Assume he knows everything.

 

Except reality.

 

I find it funny that someone who screams from the rafters that they are correct can be so ignorant of the real world.  

 

I find it funny that you feel qualified to judge me and what I know about the "real world."  You're probably 17 years old for **** 's sake.  

 

You perhaps should go back and read through some of the posts you wrote over the past few months.

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I don't get it.  How would any system know whether anyone voted yet or not?    While the Board of Elections knows that by my signing the book, is that information public?

I don't know how it worked. Maybe they would mark someone off if they knew they'd driven them to the polls or knocked on their door and said they'd voted already or were about to, etc.

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"I have been made victorious by terror~ Muhammad

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